Here at Rachel Sharp Rehab, in Sutton Coldfield, we are very fortunate to have access to a pool to carry out some rehabilitation based exercises.
Hydrotherapy is a great treatment for a wide range of injuries, so book an initial assessment with us today!
Aqua Rehab Sutton Coldfield
Aqua Rehab (also know as hydrotherapy) is a very good treatment modality for many injuries.
Unfortunately, most hydrotherapy pools are within the NHS, and as you can imagine have a long waiting list for patients to access.
Bannatyne Health Club & Spa
Having access to the pool at Bannatyne Health Club & Spa in New Oscott is fantastic for water-based rehabilitation exercises.
Frequently Asked Questions
What is Aqua Rehab?
It is physical therapy/exercise performed in the pool under the guidance of a trained healthcare professional.
Aqua rehabilitation is sometimes known as hydrotherapy. However, a hydrotherapy pool uses slightly warmer than what we have available at Bannatyne’s Health Club & Spa Sutton Coldfield, and therefore slightly less active exercises/movements can be performed in a hydrotherapy pool.
Why should I do Aqua Rehab?
- Often an early injury, or soon after an operation, performing some movements on land can be painful.
- The pool is maintained at approx. 30ᵒC which helps soothes aches and pains.
- Water naturally provides resistance to movements which can be used to improve muscle strengthening and exercise progression.
- The buoyancy reduces the effects of gravity on the body and therefore we find it easier to move a limb in the water than out of it.
How is this different to Aqua Aerobics?
Aqua Aerobics is generally a full body workout aimed to tone, improve stamina and burn fat.
Aqua rehab is specific to you and your injury.
What will an Aqua Rehab session involve?
As above, the sessions will be specific to you and your injury. At your initial assessment any painful movements, range of movement deficits, strength deficits will be identified. Depending on your rehab goals we will then devise a treatment plan. We will progress any exercises as you are able.
If one of the aims of your treatment plan is to improve range of movement of your shoulder, then we can use the warmth of the water and buoyancy to assist in trying to improve this, which could be less painful than trying it on land.
- Assisting with gait and locomotion
- Building muscle strength and endurance
- Enhancing aerobic capacity
- Improving balance and coordination
- Improving flexibility
- Providing sensory input
- Reducing oedema
Can I book an Aqua Rehab session without seeing you first?
To make the most of each aqua session, you will need to book an initial assessment with me first. This way, as mentioned above, we can devise a treatment plan.
If you have already had an initial assessment with a treatment plan in place, then please do book an Aqua Rehab session.
How much does an Aqua Rehab session cost?
A 45 minute Aqua Rehab session at Sharp Rehab in Sutton Coldfield costs £50.
Aqua Rehab in Sutton Coldfield
Aqua rehab is a great form of treatment for many sports injuries.
Avoid the NHS waiting lists and visit your local specialist injury rehab clinic in Sutton Coldfield today.